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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 19 March 1943 (USA)
French version of the German movie The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933). Both movies were directed simultaneously by Fritz Lang in Germany.

Directors:

Fritz Lang, René Sti

Writers:

Norbert Jacques (characters), Fritz Lang (scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolf Klein-Rogge ... Docteur Mabuse
Thomy Bourdelle ... Professeur Baum
Gustav Diessl ... Thomas Kent
Rudolf Schündler ... Hardy
Jim Gérald Jim Gérald ... Commissaire Lohmann
Oskar Höcker Oskar Höcker ... Bredow
Theo Lingen ... Karetzky
Monique Rolland ... Lilli
Maurice Maillot Maurice Maillot ... Thomas Kent
Camilla Spira ... Juwelen-Anna
Ginette Gaubert Ginette Gaubert ... Anna
Paul Henckels ... Lithograph / Litographer
René Ferté ... Hardy
Otto Wernicke ... Inspector Karl Lohmann
Raymond Cordy ... Koretsky
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Storyline

Berlin police inspector Lohmann investigates a case, in which all clues lead to a man, who's in a hospital for mental illnesses for since many years - Dr. Mabuse. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Super-Man or Monster? You Decide! (1952 re-release) See more »


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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

19 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,690
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is featured on the 2-disc Criterion Collection DVD for The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933), as a bonus feature. See more »

Goofs

Hofmeister supposedly scratches Mabuse's name in a window pane of his apartment with a ring, but Hofmeister is not wearing any rings when Division 2-B enter his apartment. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Inspector Lohmann: "Magic Fire Music," old man.
[whistles]
Inspector Lohmann: You know that one, Müller? That's from "Die Walküre". Those are the girls who carry dead police inspectors directly up to heaven from the Alexanderplatz with a "Hey ho." On horseback.
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Alternate Versions

Turner Classic Movies broadcast a restored version put together in 2000 from segments in various film archives and distributed by Janis Films. Its length is 3,341 meters and ran 121 minutes. It had no cast or crew credits other than the director. See more »

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Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Walküre (The Valkyries)
(1856) (uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
Portion hummed by Klaus Pohl
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Weird and good
6 September 1999 | by dennis-77See all my reviews

If only they made films like this now. The Testament of Doctor Mabuse is a strange film but very good. It has a police man who is a maverick who everyone respects about 20 years before there were any others and a master criminal who wants to take over the world and could probably do it. A spooky film in parts and the special effects are down right fantastic, and what's more they fit in with the story and aren't put there just for putting them ins sake. A really good film.


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